Well that’s my nice relaxing breakfast hour ruined as I turn on the TV and see an article being discussed about meat being banned in schools, and one school in Lancashire already has done so.
Written by cpm from CPM Magazine
Download PDF Just how could intercropping reduce nitrogen requirements? Intercropping expert and Kent grower Andy Howard explained at a Wessex Water farm meeting hosted by Dorset farmer John Hawkins. I never use nitrogen on intercrops, so it is an easy way of...
What % of Winter Wheat is still established with a plough?
We farm in Cumbria and my guess would be as a county 90% will still be put in with a plough, what about in other parts of the country?
Is there a national figure?
I have just purchased a property with 15 acres of land and am interested in growing crops (animal farming does not interest me). I know I could hire equipment / get contractors in, but I want to be as independent as possible. What tractor would people suggest I buy? Ideally I would like an...
Farm visit: Hampden Bottom Farm, Buckinghamshire
Written by Rob Arden
Farm: Hampden Bottom Farm, Buckinghamshire
Size and type of farm: 486 hectare tenanted arable farm
Farmed by: Ian and Fiona Waller
Main enterprises: Milling wheat, oilseed rape, spring beans with a small...
Its oat mustard oil raddish ,and some stubble turnips ,which is better flail off plough in , or eat it off and have a bit of money ,
will go take a pic of it later ,its a good thick crop ,coming beet ,
stubble turnip grazing man does not want it as not near other fields and ,costnof moving...
Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland
It’s sometimes easy for any farmer to overlook very basic facts, one being that peas and beans are legumes.
The relevance of this last statement is brought into sharp focus given the prospect of many Irish tillage farmers looking towards the...
Anyone do this on a fairly large scale? Will be for around 2000 lambs.
Turnips will be possibly out of the loop.
Any pointers for what seed mix to drill after rape either short term or longer term leys. I'm guessing the short term leys I could graze this autumn?
Morning all and happy new year.
Further to the information we published about the Sustainable Farming Incentive in December (see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sustainable-farming-incentive-how-the-scheme-will-work-in-2022), today we're publishing information about the 2 other new...
We Eat Balanced 2022 starts today, so thought I would be a good little levy payer and share the social media.
Well, that's not happening.
WTF is it with this industry ? Why are we so utterly incapable of promoting ourselves - all of us - rather than this constant 'some farms are better than...
Catch and cover crop choices play significant part in positive transition to Sustainable Farming Initiative
When any new technique is employed its initial benchmark for success is a measure of the financial return it provides over the technique it replaces or enhances. In that respect cover...
Authored by Eric Vukicevich, Tom Lowery, Pat Bowen, José Ramon Úrbez-Torres & Miranda Hart
Published in Agronomy for Sustainable Development volume 36, Article number: 48 (2016)
Commercial perennial agriculture is prone to declining productivity due to negative plant-soil feedback...
Durham farm trials put solid science into biological farming
Spring barley profits from improved soil biology and structure
Detailed trials assessing a broad range of regenerative farming strategies on a progressive Durham farm are putting some solid science into efforts to improve arable...
The Journey into Regenerative Farming
Written by William Waterfield from The Farm Consultancy Group
The ending of BPS in 2027 and the knowledge that the income received from BPS will be halved in 2025 is a making a lot of arable farmers review their business. Combine this with the last DEFRA...
How are mixed farms planning to deal with this?
If you are owner occupier there are more options I think like planting poorer ground with trees etc. What would you do as a tenant when all woods trees etc belong to the land owner estate etc. I am struggling to know what to do here 🤷🏻♂️